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Melbourne GeoRabble

Following our successful GeoRabble back in March 2022, we were keen to bring you another Rabble.

Come along to the Clyde Hotel on Cardigan Street and listen to our exciting speakers. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and relax.

Speaker details are below, but if you want to speak at this GeoRabble or the next please get in touch.

We have NGIS onboard for this GeoRabble, massive thanks!

As always we are keen to hold another Rabble and if we can before the year is out, so if you are interested in being a sponsor, please get in touch.

Date: Thursday 18th August 5:30pm – 8pm

Location: 385 Cardigan St, Carlton VIC

https://www.theclydehotel.com.au/

Tickets: It is free, but to help us with registrations, please do grab a ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melbourne-georabble-tickets-390979067917

Speakers:

Alena Moison

Why Imagery Data is Really the Best Data, and You Should Use it More

In 1858, Gaspard-Félix Tournachon put a camera in a hot air balloon to take pictures of Paris from the air…and everything has been better since then. In this talk, we will look at how high-resolution imagery from aerial and satellite sources (orthoimagery) is used to support almost every dimension of government and public sector service delivery, and how it is a fundamental enabler for emerging technologies including GeoAI and 3D.

David Pepin

Projecting the frequencies of tidal flooding

Damaging and disruptive, coastal flooding is becoming an increasingly unruly and regular component of coastal living as sea levels rise. With tides on the rise, looking at the issue in new ways can shed light on how we can analyze the issue and communicate to stakeholders.  

Oscar So

Anime Pilgrimage – Going beyond Ayaya, Desu, AraAra and Keikaku

‘Geo is in every possible industry’ said everyone in our industry. This is a story of how mapping shaped the Anime Pilgrimage community. 

Kelsey Bonds

Growing up Tech Adjacent

Kelsey grew up showing little interest in tech, even though she grew up in a tech household. Her interests are in culture and human connection, something she thought lacked in the tech world. After studying anthropology, she realised just how much tech can and has been utilised to share culture.

Suelynn Choy
Beep Beep

The power of GPS and GNSS.

Thanks to our sponsor NGIS!

GeoRabble Brisbane #11 – Tomorrow!

Back by popular demand, the next instalment of GeoRabble Brisbane is returning to the Charming Squire

Despite the best attempts of global pandemics and unprecedented weather events, GeoRabble Brisbane is returning to the Charming Squire on the 18th May for another evening of geospatial fun, networking and collective appreciation of some great projects happening locally.

We have an amazing line up of speakers talking about recent flood event and their experiences.

That’s without even mentioning the crowd of friendly spatial professionals to network and make friends with.

So don’t delay, go register now and we will see you upstairs in the Charming Squire on Wednesday 18th.

Tickets available at EventBrite.

A big shout out and thank you to Trimble who have agreed to sponsor the evening.


Speaker lineup
Andy Stewart (State Imagery team, QLD Department of Resources)

The February 2022 SEQ Flooding event was particularly challenging. Andy will share some reflections on getting creative, challenges, adaptations, and future opportunities.

Daniel Knott (Technical Lead, FloodMapp)

Daniel will take us through his and his team’s recent experience in providing support to the flooding events – what it took and what the challenges were.

Mark Grenfell

Geospatial responses to flooding events in Brisbane.

Emma Hain on behalf of Sarah Beardmore (Cofounder, Dorsal)

Northern Rivers floods – harnessing Instagram followers for the ‘Stay local Byron Bay’ campaign to contribute content to a ‘Flood Support Map‘.


Presentations no longer than 10 minutes.

  • Celebrate each others’ triumphs.
  • Respect each others’ choice – no technology bigotry.
  • No sales pitches – this includes services, software, data etc.
  • No company logos or ‘about us’ slides.

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Tonight!

🎄It’s jingle time!🎄

It’s finally here! We are excited to have lined up 4 fantastic speakers for tonight’s event and with over 100 registered it’s bound to be a very merry night!

  • Brett Dascombe: Empowering the next generation of GeoGeeks
  • Rob Clout: International business travel during a global pandemic
  • Samantha Garbutt: Engaging a neurodiverse / autistic workforce to help solve our industries skills shortage
  • Paul Mead: SheMaps – why we need to reimagine STEM

So get yourself a ticket (sadly COVID means no ticket, no getting in) but don’t worry tickets are free and come with a guarantee of no spam or junk, just an invite to a great night out.

Thanks to our fabulous sponsors for the evening, NGIS, without whom this night wouldn’t be possible!

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 -Last Minute Xmas Party🎅

Christmas is almost here, borders are opening, restrictions are easing. So grab your Christmas cheer and join us for some fun and networking!

OK, this is a little last minute, as is often the case at Christmas, but we are all keen to get out and have some fun and network before Xmas holidays, so spread the word far and wide and get as many people as we can down to the usual venue, and leave 2021 in the rear view mirror.

We will be holding the event on Tuesday the 7th December from 5:30ish, with the usual proceedings kicking off at about 6 depending on how distracted our MC gets by catching up with all of you lovely people!

For those who haven’t been lucky enough to attend a Georabble event before, the details are very simple:

  1. Celebrate each others’ triumphs
  2. Respect each others’ choice – no technology bigotry
  3. No sales pitches – this includes services, software, data etc.
  4. No company logos or ‘about us’ slides

Or more simply, its a night of fun, with a little bit of education, but an opportunity to network, meet new friends and catch up with old friends.

So get yourself a ticket, sadly COVID means no ticket, no getting in, but don’t worry tickets are free and come with a guarantee of no spam or junk, just an invite to a great night out.

A big thank you to the very lovely team from  NGIS who have agreed to sponsor the evening.

So go get a ticket, tell your friends and we will see you there!

Reminder – GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Cancelled

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Hello GeoRabble Brisbane community!

We sadly regret to inform you that this event is unfortunately to be cancelled, due to unforeseen changes in the availability of the GeoRabble Brisbane volunteer organising crew in the lead up to the date and on the date itself.

In light of this though, we are migrating the theme and hopefully as many of the speakers as possible to the next planned GeoRabble event which is due to take place in the week of the Locate 2020 conference, pencilled in for the 28th April in the same location (Charming Squire).

We thank you for your support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can attend the next event in April.

With warm regards,

GeoRabble Brisbane Crew

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Cancelled

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Hello GeoRabble Brisbane community!

We sadly regret to inform you that this event is unfortunately to be cancelled, due to unforeseen changes in the availability of the GeoRabble Brisbane volunteer organising crew in the lead up to the date and on the date itself.

In light of this though, we are migrating the theme and hopefully as many of the speakers as possible to the next planned GeoRabble event which is due to take place in the week of the Locate 2020 conference, pencilled in for the 28th April in the same location (Charming Squire).

We thank you for your support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can attend the next event in April.

With warm regards,

GeoRabble Brisbane Crew

GeoRabble Melbourne Thursday 12 March 2020

Come one come all, its time to bring the rabble together for another Melbourne GeoRabble.

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Cooper Inn on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Exhibition Street. Networking drinks start at 5:30pm. Presentations commence shortly there after followed by more networking.

Tickets are available online– note space is limited – enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10 minutes long.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-melbourne-tickets-94097705771

Speakers

Leila H.Mirkalaei – Integration of cadastral survey information into BIM

Along with the growth in 3D cadastre, lack of survey information and 2D observations have existed with the current BIM applications. During the 3D building formation procedure, the survey information and 2D observations are only used for cadastral registration and have not been included in BIM.

Sylvia Niderla – The Joys of Mentoring in a Sh*tty World

My experiences with mentoring a GIS Graduate in the SSSI mentoring program 2018 – experiences and lessons learnt.

Dr Jon Stanger – MAGNM – A novel approach to validating and managing networked assets.

Multiple highly interconnected networks (infrastructure, cabling, logical, bearer) can be modelled using classical graphs (mathematical structures that model pairwise object relationships) with Multi-axis Graph Network Model (MAGNM) representation utilizing open source GIS libraries and software.

Mina Jahanshahi – 99 Bluetooth Ballons

If an artist can take a little red cart of phones around Berlin to hack a Google traffic jam, who else or what else will be disrupting our data sources in the future? While we’re hacking away at making our own data, who else is counter-hacking it? How much are we relying on non-standard data sources for our inputs and where should we be trying to find data governance? Interactive talk- for every buzzword I use I ask you to heckle me with a hiss.

Natalie Scott: Lights and Sirens: Building a network for fire appliances

We use networks to answers questions about how long it takes to get somewhere, or how far we can go within a set time. While we are accustomed to being able to answer these questions for cars, how do you go about building a suitable network for a fire appliance? I’ll be talking about some of the different approaches we’ve used, and why it matters.

More speakers to be announced soon. 

If you have a great geospatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like-minded people, we want to hear from you for the next GeoRabble! Contact the GeoRabble committee to express your interesting topic in 20 words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org.

We would like to thank our sponsor LandSurveys without which we could not hold this event. Thanks!

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GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Speakers Announced!

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The Brisbane GeoRabble crew are super excited to welcome our first two speakers to the upcoming event in March:

  • Peter Timmers – speaking on the work of the Queensland Emergency Services team and the GIS team in response to recent bush fire events
  • Len Olycott – presenting on the work that Queensland Department of Parks and Wildlife have been doing in collaboration with the Emergency Services

Stay tuned for another announcement soon of possible speakers from The Ripper Rescue Alliance, WIRES and iRecover platform….but in the meantime, scuttle over this way to register for the event on 11th March 2020 @ the Charming Squire; tickets are moving quick!

We are still looking for a sponsor for this event – if you’d like to help out please reach out via email or twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Spatial in Disaster Response,Resilience & Recovery

The Brisbane GeoRabble crew are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the next ‘Rabble on 11th March 2020 – head over this way to register.

We are still looking for speakers and sponsors – if you have a story, tool, data or anything to share with the spatial community about disaster response, recovery & resilience we’d love to hear from you.

The team is also considering whether to run this as fundraising event – what are your (the community!) thoughts? Hit us up on twitter or email us here.

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